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Christie Refugee Welcome Centre- Support Groups for refugees

Group Name:  Christie Refugee Welcome Centre- Support Groups for refugees

Description: Services included:

Shelter and support program

Support program is open to any refugees that have been in Canada for under 6 months who are single women or families

  • Basic needs assessment upon arrival to the shelter and referrals for further follow up
  • Assistance to access basic services such as healthcare, education, ESL, banking
  • Help to make refugee claims
  • Housing orientations and support to secure permanent housing
  • Provision of cross-cultural and health promotion workshops
  • On-site workshops are offered on parenting, budgeting, children & safety, and health issues.

Support program

  • Advocacy
  • Participation in residents, family and children’s meetings
  • In-house computer lab
  • Gifts-in-kind (clothing, personal care items)
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Special events – outings, holiday celebrations, March break activities
  • New back pack for each child’s first day of school

Where:  42 Christie Street, Toronto, On, M6G 3B1

Contact information:

Mennonite New Life Centre – Group Workshops & Programs

Group Name: Mennonite New Life Centre – Group Workshops & Programs

Description: The Mennonite New Life Centre envisions a society in which all people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. We will model an approach that brings together community engagement and community services, working together with newcomers to reduce insecurity and reach integration, strengthen voices and increase social equality. As a community-based settlement agency, the Mennonite New Life Centre is a place of welcome, friendship and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

Group Workshops & Programs
Throughout the year, the community mental health program offers a range of group programs and workshops, providing participants with opportunities to share stories and mutual support, build resilience and hope, identify strengths and develop community leadership. Group programs include refugee support groups, parenting support groups, a strengths-based empowerment and leadership development group, and an employment and mental health group.

Our workshops support participants to tap into their inner strength, while managing emotions, learning positive communication approaches, and building support networks.

Where: 1774 Queen St. East | Toronto, ON M4L 1G7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-699-4527 | |

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

Group Name: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

Description: Rev. Hawkes is a native of Bath, New Brunswick and a graduate of Mount Allison University. He later received a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Trinity College. At MCC Toronto we believe…

  • In a loving and good God, known by many names
  • God’s love is offered to everyone unconditionally
  • There are many paths to God, and one of them is Christianity
  • God is everywhere, with us always, gives us strength, and works through us…

… and so much more.

We provide opportunities to worship God, responsive pastoral care, volunteer ministries and programs, meetings and events, adult spiritual education, transgender education program, Black education awareness and refugee sponsorship and support.

Where: 115 Simpson Avenue | Toronto, ON M4K 1A1

When: Services every Sunday 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Call for group information.

Contact: 416-406-6228 | |

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